Sean McDermott talked to Cole Beasley after Twitter rant, says Bills players will make good decisions

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Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley posted some ill-advised tweets about the COVID-19 vaccine and the NFL’s rules restricting unvaccinated players, and later said he’s done talking about the matter. Bills coach Sean McDermott will probably be glad about that.

McDermott told Thad Brown of News 8 that he has spoken with Beasley following the Twitter rant.

“Certainly respect Cole’s opinion. I think that’s where we are as a world. Got a lot of different people having a lot of different opinions. The best thing we can do is respect each other’s positions,” McDermott said.

With Beasley and quarterback Josh Allen both making anti-vaccine comments, while Bills General Manager Brandon Beane got in hot water for suggesting he could cut players who refuse to get vaccinated, the vaccine has been an issue for the Bills this offseason. But McDermott said he trusts the Bills’ players to handle everything appropriately.

“I trust the players in a our locker room that they’re going to make good decisions and we’re gonna be where we need to be when the season rolls around,” McDermott said.

The best decision Beasley could make would be to get vaccinated. The second-best would be to stop tweeting.

30 responses to “Sean McDermott talked to Cole Beasley after Twitter rant, says Bills players will make good decisions

  1. Come on Beasley…get vaccinated

    Over 99% of the deaths from COVID, in June, were people that did not get vaccinated.

  2. I disagree with the last sentence in this story. The best decision Beasley could make is to stop tweeting. This guy is a moron.

  3. I’ve been wondering about this since it happened. These two have a lot in common except they differ on the vaccine issue.

    Sean McDermott is everything I wish BB would be.

  4. I once really like Cole Beasley. For a rapper and NFL player, he is not very astute at business. He craps on his own brand to the detriment of himself and his family. Cole should’ve picked-up a degree at SMU. It was free, dude.

  5. shoepik says:
    July 7, 2021 at 6:26 pm
    Difference of opinion does not mean it’s ok to violate rules or laws.

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    What exactly rule or law is being violated?

  6. yeahbut says:
    July 7, 2021 at 6:50 pm
    Sounds like a big heap of wishful thinking by an overmatched GM.


    Oh you mean the reigning Executive of the Year?

  7. Cole Beasley – getting the vaccine for COVID= bad for his health; getting hit in the head by a 240 lb linebacker running as fast as he can= good for his health

  8. With the Delta variant, the experts say you will either be vaccinated or get COVID. I guess Beasley and Josh Allen are planning to get COVID SMH

  9. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just understand that as any kind of public personality having a Twitter account is more of a liability than anything in this day and age.

  10. Lol same old bills. The only question is whether the team has an out break during the seaosn, going into the playoffs on fire or the day of the superbowl

  11. “Bills General Manager Brandon Beane got in hot water for suggesting he could cut players who refuse to get vaccinated”

    You moron. I guess you want to cut the QB now.

  12. He has a right to choose……. I really don’t know why people can’t get past that. If you get the shot or don’t get it….. that’s a persons right to choose and no one should be discriminated against for it. WHICH is what is starting to happen.

  13. Unfortunately his right to choose leads to him possibly passing it on to other people getting them sick.

    That is the issue.

  14. Unvaccinated people put themselves and other unvaccinated people at risk. It may be a “personal decision,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not ill-advised, particularly in regard to putting others at risk. It’s the unvaccinated who are dying now in America. TOur vaccines are solid and the vaccinated are no longer at risk of death or even risk of a serious case. At this point, being vaccinated or not isn’t a political test. It’s an IQ test. Unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from getting a vaccine, there’s no rational, reasonable, intelligent reason not to get your shot(s).

  15. Yeah but, when a business tells you – “You cant come in unless you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated and wearing a mask” don’t get upset. They are the business and you are the patron. In this sense, they didn’t tell you to get the shot or not, they just said, don’t come in without a mask if you didn’t.

  16. So public health issues are more than just a “difference of opinion”. When one’s behavior impacts others, it’s an issue. People are free to smoke, but they aren’t allowed to smoke in indoor public spaces and lots of other places. Why? Because it harms other people. So if someone doesn’t want to get vaccinated, that’s their choice, but they should be restricted from harming others. Freedom of choice, but choices have consequences.

  17. Beasley has an opinion and a Twitter account. I’ve seen players profit from it and I’ve seen players lose money from it. I don’t think Beasley is trying to do either. He feels strongly about it and wants to express it. I wouldn’t have a problem with the individual because of it. If the team tells him to keep his opinions to himself, then he can request a trade. Same with Josh Allen. I am sure ownership will treat Allen and Beasley the same in this fair fair world. Haha.

  18. Hey Cole, if you and your QB are the only ones on the team not vaccinated, you could be the moron to give Josh Covid……But if you’re vaccinated, you can’t give to him. And he’s the only way you’re going to see a SuperBowl.

  19. We are in deep trouble as a nation. People getting their medical advice from talk show hosts and whacky internet conspiracy theories on social media. Please educate yourself and consider the source. I hope common sense prevails. Otherwise, we are in deep trouble.

  20. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and of course everyone is free to share their opinions as they see fit. But, NO, we absolutely do not have to respect everyone’s opinions. Everyone has opinions. Respect is earned.

  21. It is pretty simple unvaccinated players that get covid go on the NFI (no pay) for the rest of the year. If they are exposed/come into contact etc then NFI for several weeks. Players that are vaccinated that get covid or exposed/contact go on injured reserve (paid) for a week or two. The player can decide the risk to get vaccinated or not.

    It may be Cole’s right for freedom of choice, but likewise it also the NFL and/or the Bills right to decide as a private business if he should be part of the NFL and/or the Bills.

  22. primes0 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 4:06 am
    Lol same old bills. The only question is whether the team has an out break during the seaosn, going into the playoffs on fire or the day of the superbowl
    Baseless statement. No team was more stringent on following Covid protocols and controlling fan attendance. You might want to focus your ire on the Steelers, Broncos and Tennessee Covids.

  23. Cole made it clear that he didn’t want to wear a mask and be confined to the team hotel on road trips, and all he had to do to achieve those goals was to get vaccinated. He wants to refuse the shot AND be able to reap the same benefits of the players who got the shot. The NFL is using the carrot, but Beasley only understands the stick.

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